Fall Campout: September 15-16, 2016
Spring Campout: May 2017
Our Place in Space
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI)
UNCA Astronomy Department
Heroes of Asheville
Downtown Monument Walk
Thomas Wolfe House
Our Plant Community
Long Branch Environmental Education Center
The Lord's Acre
reminders for chaperones
From the Handbook
"Opportunities do exist for parents/guardians to accompany on fieldwork, and in fact, we depend on your help for safe transportation and supervision. If you have signed up to participate as a class chaperone, you will be agreeing to stay with the group, monitor children, and make decisions in the best interest and safety of the children. While we encourage your involvement, parents must keep in mind that the purpose of fieldwork is educational, not recreational, and class trips should not be a substitute for a family outing. Chaperones will be expected to remain with the class at all times and should not remove their child from the group for side trips or to leave early. Chaperones are expected to support teachers’ disciplinary and behavior guidelines on off-campus trips and to treat all children with fair and equal consideration. In many instances, we do discourage bringing siblings or pets on trips, so that chaperones can be fully attentive to the needs of the students and trip and provide the safety we need. When trips lend themselves to involvement of siblings this will be communicated to parents by teachers. Permission must be secured from the class team prior to the trip if a family feels that they need/want to bring extra family members.
All chaperones must follow school rules. On overnight trips, and at all times, chaperones must abstain from using tobacco, including electronic cigarette devices, and alcohol products. Teachers reserve the right to designate an appropriate number of chaperones for their group and to establish rules specific to the activities of the fieldwork. These rules, along with directions and emergency contact numbers, will be communicated to parents in writing in advance of the trip. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in a parent not being allowed to chaperone/drive on field work experiences for at least the remainder of the school year. As is the case with any classroom activity, teachers will make final decisions on chaperones and trip organization.
If you have committed to drive on a field trip and cannot do so, please contact the teacher as soon as you know so s/he can make other arrangements."
Volunteer Driver Form - required for parents who will be driving on fieldwork, along with an up-to-date copy of your driver's license
Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization Form - required for ALL students on overnight trips
Prescription Medication Authorization Form - required for students who will be taking prescription medication on an overnight trip